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Opole in Opole Powiat, Opole, Poland — Central Europe

Emin Pasha

Emin Pasha Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 23, 2018
1. Emin Pasha Marker
(Polish text:)

Emin Pasza (pierwotnie Eduard Schnitzer) urodził się 29 marca 1840 roku w Opolu w żydowskiej rodzinie kupieckiej. W latach 1858 - 1864 studiował medycynę we Wrocławiu, Berlinie i Krówlewcu. W 1864 roku rozpoczął życie podróżnika. W swoich licznych ekspedycjach dotarł do Azji Mniejszej i Afryki. W 1878 został mianowany gubernatorem Ekwatorii, prowincji w Sudanie. W trakcie jednej z wypraw, 23 października 1892 r., został zamordowany przez handlarzy niewolnikow w pobliżu jeziora Tanganika. Był bohaterem licznych publikacji prasowych i książkowych. Jego nazwisko umieszczono na trwałe w wielu encyklopediach. Dom Schnitzerów znajdował się nad Mlynówką przy dzisiejszej ulicy Minorytów - wówczas Stockgasse.

(English text:)

Emin Pasha (born Isaak Eduard Schnitzer) was born on 29 March 1840 in Opole into a Jewish merchant family. In 1858-1864, he studied medicine in Breslau, Berlin and Königsberg. In 1864, he began a traveller's life. In his numerous

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expeditions, he reached such locations as Asia Minor and Africa. In 1878, he was appointed the governor of the Equatoria province of Sudan. During one of his expeditions, on 23 October 1892, he murdered by slave traders near Lake Tanganyika. He was the subject of many press and book publications. His name is a permanent entry in many encyclopaedias. The Schnitzer family home was by the shore of the Mlynówką river, on today's Minorytów Street - then Stockgasse.

(German text:)

Emin Pascha (ursprünglich Eduard Schnitzer) kam am 29. März 1840 in einer jüdischen Kaufmannsfamilie auf die Welt. In den Jahren 1858-1864 studierte er Medizin in Breslau, Berlin und Königsberg. In 1864 begann er sein Leben als Forschungsreisender. Während sein zahlreichen Expeditionen besuchte er u.a. Kleinasien und Afrika. 1878 wurde er zum Gouverneur der Provinz Äquatoria im Sudan ernannt. Auf einer seiner Reisen wurde er am 23. Oktober 1892 von Sklavenhändlern in der Nähe von Tanganjika-See ermordet. Er wurde zum Helden vieler Presseartikel und Buchpublikationen. Sein Name fand einen festen Platz in vielen Lexika. Das Haus der Familie Schnitzer stand am Mühlgraben (Mlynówką), in der heutigen ul. Minorytów - damals Stockgasse.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationScience & Medicine. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1840.

Emin Pasha Marker - wide view, looking south on Minorytów image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 23, 2018
2. Emin Pasha Marker - wide view, looking south on Minorytów
The back of the church is visible on the left side, and the marker is visible on the right, beneath the trees.
50° 40.052′ N, 17° 55.298′ E. Marker is in Opole, Opolskie (Opole), in Opole Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of Minorytów and Zamkowa, on the right when traveling south on Minorytów. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Opole, Opolskie 45-018, Poland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Opole Third Reich Victims Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Prince's Burgher House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jerzy Grotowski (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dawny Zajazd Pocztowy / Ehemaliger Gasthof / The Old Post Inn (about 150 meters away); Krzysztof Bucki (about 150 meters away); Bronisław Koraszewski (about 210 meters away); Harcówka Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego / Polish Scouting Association Meeting Room (about 240 meters away); Bank Ludowy / The People's Bank (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opole.
Also see . . .  Emin Pasha (Wikipedia). "Mehmed Emin Pasha (born Isaak Eduard Schnitzer, baptized Eduard Carl Oscar Theodor Schnitzer; March 28, 1840 – October 23, 1892) was an Ottoman physician of German Jewish origin, naturalist, and governor of the Egyptian province of Equatoria on the upper Nile. The Ottoman Empire conferred the title "Pasha" on him in 1886, and thereafter he was referred to as 'Emin Pasha'."
Emin Pasha image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the New York Public Library
3. Emin Pasha
(Submitted on June 27, 2018.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 27, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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